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Bickham Site Statistics
The following is statistical information about the potential mine site at South Bickham. It was gathered to assess the potential for an open cut coal mine at the site.

At the time of publication, Bickham Coal Company was carrying out various environmental studies, particularly on water usage and management for the life of a mine, for more information click here.

Location: 12km south-east of Murrurundi and 25km north of Scone
District: Upper Hunter Shire (previously Murrurundi, Merriwa and Scone Shires)
Land area: 1,154 hectares
Exploration Licences held: EL5888 and EL5306
Bore holes: 115 in total

  • 2 Water Bores, 200mm diameter, seams cored
  • 13 Fully cored bores
  • 68 open holes, geophysically logged
  • 32 Water piezometers     
  • Further Investigations continuing

Geophysical investigations:

  • Ground Magnetic Intensity Surveys
  • Seismic Surveys

Open cut resources:

  • East Pit: 2.4km x 1.0km; 30.1 Mt @ 6.27:1
  • West Pit: 2.0km x  0.5km; 16.6 Mt @ 7.71:1
  • Total: 46.7 million tonnes @ 6.8:1
  • No low ratio subcrop coal at low wall


  • Seams dip @ 1:4 (14°) North West
  • East and West Pits divided by structural anomaly.
  • Subcrop deeply weathered at Low wall.
  • The E, F & G seams constitute 71% of total resource

Bore Core Quality Summary

The image below demonstrates the BCC Exploration License area (red), purchased Bickham land (purple) and a footprint of the Conceptual Open Cut Excavation (shaded black).

Bickham History
Company Information
Bickham Site Statistics
Contact Information

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Bickham Coal Company PTY LTD
PO Box 470 Rutherford
NSW 2320
Phone: 02 4932 3200
fax: 02 4932 3266